- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Format: Paperback | 392 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 28mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: Naperville
- ISBN 10: 1402213492
- ISBN 13: 9781402213496
- Sales rank: 184,823
"An altogether unsatisfactory arrangement"After their father's death, Miss Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine travel to London to meet their guardian, Lord Worth, expecting an elderly gentleman. To their surprise and utter disgust, their guardian is not much older than they are, doesn't want the office of guardian any more than they want him, and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the country."With altogether too many complications"But when Miss Taverner and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles, Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards...What Reviewers Say About Regency Buck: "Clever!" Library Journal"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." Sunday Telegraph"Light and frothy, in the vein of the author's other Regency novels, this follows the fortunes of Miss Judith Taverner and her brother, Sir Peregrine. A good introduction to Heyer's period stories..." The Booklist"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." Publishers Weekly What Readers Say About Regency Buck: "A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds" Katie Fenton, Daily Telegraph "The conversation sparkles, the characters are real, and the descriptions stand before you. Can't miss it.""It makes you believe in love all over again.""Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire too." Katie Fforde"Wholly captivating!""I have read all of Georgette Heyer's books, and Regency Buck remains my favorite-after a few dozen readings! The mysterious plot, the wonderful dialogue, the splendid Regency settings, the chemistry between the impulsive heroine and the sardonic hero-all these add up to a Regency masterpiece and the ultimate rainy night comfort read!""Georgette Heyer has no equal when it comes to that wonderful brand of Regency fun and laughter. Her research is so true to that age I feel as though I am riding in Hyde Park with the characters, or on the battlefield at Waterloo, Regency Buck lead me to read An Infamous Army and many of her other wonderful books."
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The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.
[A]s always, somehow Heyer's heroine manages to time and again smash those pre-conceived notions and blaze a unique trail of her own. This is, by far, my favorite part of her books. Judith's character is one of the best representations of this Heyer trait.--Rashmi"A Book Blogger's Diary" (11/20/2008)
Beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine, find Julian St. John Audley, the Fifth Earl of Worth, to be an arrogant, insufferable dandy. Unfortunately for them he is also, quite by chance, their legal guardian.